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Lady In Waiting

Lady in Waiting is Marie Tremayne’s debut novel. I was pleasantly happy reading it. Imagine Downtown Abbey as written by Julia Quinn. 1 scarred (on the inside) angtsy brooding lonely Lord – check 1 semi-radical sort-of-wallflower – check 1 vile widower with disturbing taste in bedroom activities who is ready to marry the wallflower – check 1 reluctant bride – check 1 hidden identity – check instant attraction as Lord Ashworth saves a damsel in distress – double check the warmth in his…

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Reviews Television

Game Sanaeha

Game Sanaeha Review

Premise My first Thai drama. It’s a love story! Muenchanok, a.k.a Nok, is the spoilt rich heiress whose parents are getting a divorce. Her father is in love with a girl years younger to him. Nok is desperate to save her parents’ marriage and save her father from the scheming girl who has dared to trap him in her clutches. Luckanai, a.k.a nai, is an orphan boy whom Nok’s parents, Khun Wat and Khun Vi, have given a home. Nai is…

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I’m Not a Robot

i am not a robot review

Here is the verdict – If you haven’t watched Korean dramas yet, you are missing out on the simple pleasures of life. I’m not a Robot is heartwarming, fun and full of love. Major spoiler – It’s not really sci-fi. It took me a couple of episodes to warm up to Kim Min Kyu, our hero. Kim Min Kyu is rich and lonely. Literally lonely, since he suffers from a rare allergy. An allergy to people. He cannot come in physical…

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Television

Why is Beyhadh worth a Watch?

Why is Beyhadh worth a Watch?

Sony Television’s new show Beyhadh gets better with each episode. The promos promised a show about a poor little rich girl who is obsessed over a guy. Not a Meera Bai kind of selfless devotion (that I personally love), but apparently a more evil kind of fixation in which a death or two is of no consequence. Turns out I love this latter kind of wild craziness as well. Maya Mehrotra is a nuanced well thought out character that Jennifer Winget manages to…

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Television

Ek Rishta Sajhedari ka

Ek RIshta Sajhedari Ka Review

When I heard there is a show by Sooraj Barjatiya production I had to watch. I used to love his grand big joint family sagas full of weddings, songs and dances.  All the teachings around the perfect home with a Ram like son… I used to think some of that inherent goodness is bound to seep in somewhere in me, even if in all other things am full of reality. In fact, I still tease my best friend, who laughed at me when I…

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Literature

Dark Clouds

dark clouds phil rowan book review

It is fun to pick up a book from an author you haven’t read before, and get amply rewarded with a a good story. Dark Clouds, by author Phil Rowan, was a chance find. If you like a terrorist chase and not too much heroics, then this book might be for you. Dark Clouds follows journalist, Rudi Flynn, as he manages his sagging career and the demands of being an unwilling spy for his government. He is an American on…

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Television

Why Michael Scofield is a Hero?

Why Michael Scofield is a Hero

For starters, he gets the blueprint of a prison tattooed on his body, stages a bank robbery and lands up in that very prison to break out his wrongly accused brother. Meet Michael Scoffield, the hero of Prison Break.  The guy is genius structural engineer, with a knack for creative ideas in dire situations. So, what’s Good about the guy? Silly question, might as well ask what’s great about the guy. Did I mention the genius part? I did. So, I’ll…

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The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies

J. R. R. Tolkein had named the book There and Back Again. Peter Jackson chose the name Battle of Five Armies because it made more sense in context of the finale of a three part movies series. Though, Hobbit for me won’t reach the hallows of a classic, the last few minutes came pretty close. I recollect enjoying the book The Hobbit more than the small print thick tomes of Lord of the Rings. Nevertheless, I am a diehard fan of the…

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A Song of Ice and Fire

The name of the series sounds poetic, doesn’t it? Do not get fooled by the sweet sounding name. The world of A Song of Ice and Fire, that George R R Martin creates, is far from a perfect fantasy land. It’s thick with political tension, foreshadow of darkness and most of the time outright disturbing. It is also unpredictable, exciting and downright immersive. As HBO’s immensely popular Game Of Thrones series Season 5 premiered yesterday I thought it is perfect time to mull…

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why i enjoyed the second best exotic marigold hotel

second best exotic marigold hotel movie review

i haven’t seen the first one. many tell me that’s much better. just found out that that could be because it was written by someone, deborah moggach, then turned into a film, which is of course the best exotic marigold hotel. however, in the case of the second one, there was no book, director john madden and screenwriter ol parker felt the need to put together a sequel and did so. i have to say, since i was not comparing,…

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